RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh police is conducting an investigation after a viral video purportedly confirmed residents of a village taking a pledge for complete social and financial boycott of minority Muslim neighborhood and to not have interaction with them in any method in Surguja district in state’s northern area.
The video, which went viral on the social media, purportedly reveals residents of village Kundi Kalan in Surguja area taking a pledge, as dictated by loud audio system, that they’d boycott Muslim distributors, finish all business transactions, together with giving their land on lease for farming to any member of the minority neighborhood. Moreover, the pledge additionally states they won’t work for them and if anybody has entered into any such transactions for hire or lease, it will likely be cancelled instantly and they’re going to observe this drill life-long.
Surguja SP Amit Kamble advised TOI that police have gotten the video on Thursday, the content material of which was discovered to be very severe in nature. He mentioned that police have initiated a probe within the matter and a case can be registered as soon as the particular person speaking is recognized.
“Probe is being carried out on all angles and it was discovered that the placement the place the video was shot was at Kundi Kalan village of Lundra in Surguja. It’s important to test if the video was not doctored, the SP mentioned including that police would take acceptable motion as the character of content material is provocative and delicate.”
In keeping with the police, it seems that the video surfaced after a communal stress and a brawl on this space throughout new yr celebration. A gaggle of villagers from Ara in neighbouring Balrampur district visited Kundi Kalan for brand spanking new yr celebration when the incident occurred. Police arrested six folks subsequent day however they obtained bail on the identical day, enraging folks from Kundi Kalan.
Profiting from the scenario, police mentioned apparently some outsiders instigated the locals and later organised a public gathering the place such a pledge was administered to the folks. Some kids can be seen within the video that gone viral.
Police mentioned the id of the organisers is but to be identified and the villagers additionally advised the police that they might not establish them.
Final month, Chhattisgarh police had arrested Kalicharan Maharaj, who delivered a hate speech and made derogatory remarks towards Mahatma Gandhi at a “Dharam Sansad” held within the state capital.
For the final couple of months, stray incidents of communal stress are being reported from sure locations and one incident in Kawardha had escalated right into a scenario warranting imposition of curfew.
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